Châteauneuf-Du-Pape

    What I Have Been Drinking–In Europe

    … Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc: I was driving through Châteauneuf-du-Pape carrying about 30 bikes in a van and had a 8 hour drive ahead of me. What do I do? Take the 30 minute detour into town, walk around, and have lunch, naturally. When I saw this wine on the “by the glass” list, I almost passed out. And only 8€? I was tempted to have two. Perhaps…

    3 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

    Pégaü-boo, I see you!

    …. Pégaü Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée 2011 Infanticide. But what I liked about it is that it almost smells of Musar. It doesn't have Musar's volatility nor do I have to look at my soles to see if I've stepped in something canine though there is a slight stink to it, but otherwise the aromas of ripe but savoury, sunny fruit are similar. There's…

    1 readers - By Repository of Useless Information

    Betz Family Winery looks to raise the bar

    … (Excellent/Exceptional) Dark in color. Pops aromatically with plum, white pepper, garrigue, a light meatiness, and dark raspberries on a profile that at first blush you might almost mistake for a wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It’s a rich, mouthful of a wine with great depth of fruit flavors and a textured feel. 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 15% Mourvèdre…

    1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

    Wine of the Week 16 – a great Faugères

    …, this is delicious and enjoyable to drink, as well as clearly being a complex and lovely wine. I am sure it would age very well indeed – should you keep a few bottles aside. If you like things like Châteauneuf-du-Pape, then you will enjoy this very much – 91/100 points. Available in the UK from £15 per bottle from Leon Stolarski Fine Wines, Vine Trail…

    7 readers - By Quentin Sadler/ Quentin Sadler's Wine Page

    Wine Reviews: Rhone Grab Bag

    … and honeycomb. Some mineral and floral potpourri notes as well. I’m interested in cellaring this for three or four years, maybe more. (90 points IJB) Review: 2013 Les Cailloux (Lucien et André Brunel) Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape SRP: $30 Bright lemon colored. Vibrant and floral on the nose with papaya…

    7 readers - By Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

    Pick My Next Bottle – 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape

    …The July Installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on 2001 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. Voting will close this Saturday and the winning bottle will be opened this Sunday. A Bottle…

    11 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles